New Notification Features & Panic Mode Features

Spawned by customer requests, our latest update to the ARMS dashboard and mobile apps includes several new features.

The new tracking notification feature allows a supervisor to be alerted when the ARMS system is activated or deactivated for any of their staff.  This is a handy tool to ensure your team is using ARMS on a regular basis.

PANIC MODE - Your silent alarm!

Recommended by some of our Real Estate Agents and Brokers, the Panic Mode package was recently deployed as a full release after several weeks of testing.  Panic mode is a new button you will see in the ARMS app.  If you are in a situation where you need assistance, you can discretely activate the panic mode at the press of a button, and it will alert our call center that you are in trouble.

You will receive a call from our call center immediately, and they will ask you a series of questions to ensure you are OK.  If you do not answer, they will contact your supervisor, ERP contact (set via our dashboard) or emergency services, and dispatch them directly to your location.

Below is an actual screen shot from the ARMS dashboard.  Enabling these features just takes one tap/click.

Screen Shot of the ARMS dashboard

Breadcrumb Trail Update Completed

Today, a new update was rolled out to iPhone and Android called the "breadcrumb update".  This new feature allows an admin person to view a "breadcrumb trail" in the live Google Map on the ARMS dashboard to see the rate of travel, and direction of travel that active users are heading.  This is a very important feature for tracking a user, as we can establish a very concise idea of where to dispatch emergency services in the event of a missed check in.

Here at ARMS, we are working on several new feature updates to constantly improve our platform.  Please let us know your thoughts and comments!


Here is a screen shot of the new breadcrumb trail in action:

Breadcrumb trail example in ARMS dashboard


Worker dies after fall at elementary school

(Canadian OH&S News) — A worker at a construction site in Lethbridge, Alta. has died of his injuries after falling from a roof, according to information from the oh&s division of the province’s Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.

Ministry spokesperson Wayne Wood confirmed to COHSN that the 51-year-old man was performing a task on the roof of an as-yet unnamed elementary school under construction, in the subdivision of Legacy Ridge, when the incident occurred on Aug. 5.

The worker, whose name has not been publicly released, “was doing some welding and fell off the roof at a distance of about nine metres, so around 30 feet,” said Wood. “And he was transported to the hospital in Lethbridge, and he died shortly after arr

iving in hospital.”

Following the accident, the man’s employer put a voluntary stop-work order on the construction site in order to allow oh&s authorities to examine the accident site and ask questions.

“Our investigators are doing their investigation as we speak,” said Wood.

Because only preliminary information about the incident was available, it was unclear at COHSN press time whether the victim had been wearing any fall-protection equipment while working on the roof just before the fall.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) in Hamilton, Ont. notes on its website that welders occasionally work in dangerous locations, including heights. Welders who perform tasks while on ladders or on platforms and scaffolds need to be vigilant about the inherent safety risks, the site notes.

“Inspect ladders or scaffolding before using,” the CCOHS site reads. “Know how to use fall-protection equipment, and use where appropriate.” Fall-protection procedures are important to know for welders who work at heights, including on top of roofs, CCOHS adds.

Fall-protection equipment is essential and mandatory for anyone who’s at risk of falling three metres or more at his or her workplace. “If fall protection is required, establish a complete fall-protection program if one is not in place,” CCOHS advises. “The program should include training workers, selecting, fitting and inspecting the equipment.”

The Centre’s website provides advice on how to use, inspect and clean fall-protection equipment, which includes body belts, harnesses and lanyards. More information is available at

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